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Powerlifter Nur Aini's debut, Archer Syahidah advances, Equestrian round-up: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Team Singapore delivers strong showing on Days 2 and 3 at the Tokyo Paralympics

Image credit: Singapore National Paralympic Council


Round of action for Team Singapore at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Days 2 and 3.


Powerlifting


Team Singapore powerlifter Nur Aini Mohamad Yasli made her Paralympics bow on Thursday, 26 August when she competed in the Women's 45kg Finals.


With a personal best of 81kg, she was targeting a new record at Tokyo but losing her balance on her first lift meant a medal was out of reach by the time she reached her second and her third lifts.


Even then, she finished 6th out of 9th position in a field of competitors and the 29 year-old was satisfied with her performance, which was to demonstrate the right technique.


Nur Aini makes history as the first powerlifter from Singapore to compete at the quadrennial Games.

Image credit: Singapore National Paralympic Council


Archery


In archery, Team Singapore archer Nur Syahidah Alim competed in the Women's Individual Compound Open Ranking Round on Friday at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field, where she recorded a score of 682pts to place 7th out of a field of 24 competitors.


Syahidah is a 2019 world champion and former world number 1. She is currently ranked as world No 2, and is hopeful of landing a medal at this year's Games.


Syahidah advances to the 1/8 Eliminations, which will take place on Monday, 30 August.

Image credit: Singapore National Paralympic Council


Equestrian


In equestrian, seasoned Team Singapore Equestrienne Laurentia Tan scored 73.964% to finish 5th out of 18 competitors. She advances to the Individual Freestyle Test Grade I, which will be held on Monday, 30 August.

Image credit: Singapore National Paralympic Council


Meanwhile, her teammate Gemma Rose Foo competed in the Individual Freestyle Test Grade 1 Finals, scoring 62.750% to finish 17th out of 18 competitors. She did not advance to the Individual Freestyle Test Grade I Finals.

Image credit: Singapore National Paralympic Council


Elsewhere Maximillian Tan, who was competing in the Dressage Individual Championship Test Grade II Finals, placed 11th out of a field of 12 competitors, scoring 61.588%.


He too did not advance to the Individual Freestyle Test Grade II Finals.


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